The NBA has confirmed that they have fined NBA All-Star and Philadelphia 76Sixer player Joel Embiid after he was seen using obscene hand gestures on the basketball court during a game between his team and the Atlanta Hawks.
The decision was announced by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. The amount of Embiid’s fine also reflects his multiple prior violations of acceptable on-court decorum.
With just 17 seconds remaining on the clock in the 4th quarter, Joel Embiid was seen making the hand gesture that violates the NBA rules.
Joel Embiid Will be fined for Misconduct
The All-Star player has since been fined $25,000 as per the rules that govern the basketball league in the United States of America.
On the night, the 76Sixers came out as victors in the game in which they beat the Atlanta Hawks. The 76Sixers guided by Joel Embiid registered a 129-112 scoreline against the Hawks.
As he has been the better part of the season, Joel Embiid scored over 49 points on the night to continue with the impressive season that they have had.
The monetary fine to Joel Embiid will not affect his playing meaning that he will not be facing any suspension as the league.
However, the Philadelphia 76Sixers are going to struggle still because if the monetary issue was not going to keep Embiid off the court, his injury just might do.
Philadelphia All-Star center Joel Embiid sprained his left shoulder in Thursday’s (AEDT) game against the Cavaliers, adding another worry for the 76ers, who are already without guard Ben Simmons.
Embiid collided with Cavaliers center Ante Zizic while being fouled late in the first quarter. The 7-footer held his shoulder in obvious pain but stayed in the game and missed both free throws.
The Sixers pulled Embiid at the next time stoppage and he walked to the locker room while rubbing his shoulder. He briefly returned to the bench in the second quarter but went back for more evaluation and treatment.
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